The Bruin Voice

Love vs. Infacatuation — the real difference

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Despite all the vocabulary teens learn throughout their high school years, one phrase eludes definition: true love. For many teens, feelings of affection, lust and infatuation override the typical definition of love that involves commitment, compromise and loyalty. It is easy for a teen to fall into...

Finding love on Tinder? Possible — but not likely

Gabriella Bakucs, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019


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Finding love on Tinder? Students experiment with dating apps; dangers of online dating; how services use algorithms to match couples? We all secretly crave the kind of love that lasts forever, but some are quicker to the draw than others. Thanks to the prevalence of online dating, we no longer need...

Relationship age gaps: a debate on how much is too much

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

March 25, 2019


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Many teenagers consider it taboo to date someone two years older or younger than themselves. For example, freshmen are often looked down upon for dating an upperclassman, while a senior dating a freshman is frequently considered predatory or inappropriate. Parents, too, usually express discomfort or...

‘Sadie Hawkins’ origin rooted in ‘catching’ a man

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Sadie Hawkins Day — a tradition that dates back to the late 1930s — is viewed today as a way of empowering females by allowing them to take the lead and ask a partner to a dance. Many students are surprised to learn it stems from an antiquated idea: catching a husband. Sadie Hawkins Day is a pseudo-holiday...

Trump vs. The Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor

March 25, 2019


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The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — strongly advocated by former first lady Michelle Obama — was enacted in 2010 to provide funding for child nutrition programs and increase access to healthy food in schools through nutrition standards. However, the Trump administration is now lowering some of these...

Feeling stressed? Try the ‘slow morning’ trend

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Most students admit that their mornings are hectic, stressful and often lead to an unpleasant day. From waking up late to throwing last night’s crumpled homework in their binder, students say one word sums up their morning: rushed. However, life does not need to be a constant rush 24/7. Allowing oneself...

The more the merrier? Differing family dynamics affect quality of childhood

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019


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Family dynamics are convoluted, messy and sometimes filled with drama. No matter how crazy you think your family might be, it’s undeniable that the family you are born into shapes your personality. Psychologists have turned their attention to a more complicated question — does family size matter? Unfortunately...

New Years Resolutions and those that are actually taken seriously

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019


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It’s only been a few weeks since 2019 began, but most students’ New Year’s resolutions are already fading into nonexistence. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions become unfulfilled by the second week of February. It’s the same story every year: students vow to stay...

Millenial Failure — the “Snowflake Generation”

Jasmine Prasad, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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In recent years, Americans have seen high of college dropout rates; according to The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the typical completion rate for four year colleges is only 35%. These rates coincide with the millennial generation, leaving analysts to wonder why, despite higher than ever admittance...

Marajuana is a new major at uni

Jasmine Castillo, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Ever wondered how to harvest marijuana at its peak potency? There’s a class for that. Some colleges are offering marijuana-themed courses and majors in order to satisfy the explosive marijuana growing business. With the legalization of medical marijuana in 35 states, many have began to approve of its...

Personalized Hydroflasks are today’s must-have item

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

March 25, 2019


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Often plastered with stickers and marked by dents, Hydroflasks are glorified thermoses that keep liquids cold or hot for hours. However, the real question is if these thermoses are worth the expense. Hydroflasks vary in size, ranging from 12 to 64 ounces, and the price tags may make possible consumers...

Caffeine levels in energy drinks can be harmful

Sydney Jasper, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Bang, Redbull, Rockstars, Monsters, Nos and 5-hour Energy are just some of the many energy drinks sold on market shelves. Billed as drinks that increase physical performance, energy and alertness, these products are frequently consumed by teens—but few understand the potential side effects. “I drink...

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